The Mill Creek MetroParks Foundation has received a $175,000 gift from the John and Joanne Beeghly family. The funds will be used for trail restoration and enhancements at the trailheads surrounding Lake Newport, and will support a $250,000 capital improvement project for the primitive trails known as the Newport Loop, a news release states. The project, funded by donations, includes installation of new drainage systems along the trails, surface improvements, erosion control and improvements to existing retaining walls, borders and stone steps.
“The John and Joanne Beeghly family have been friends and supporters of the MetroParks for many years,” Chris Litton, director of development for Mill Creek MetroParks, said in the release. “Their philanthropic reach has touched every corner of the MetroParks system, and we are profoundly grateful for their continued support of our mission.” To contribute to the trail restoration fund, contact Litton at 330-702-3000, ext. 118.
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